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New York City to San Francisco Last modified: Aug 24, 2019 2:24 -04:00

We've scanned 48,195,047,545 round trip itineraries and found the cheapest flights to San Francisco. American & Major Airlines frequently offer the best deals to San Francisco flights, or select your preferred carrier below to see the cheapest days to fly.

American
NYCSFO
Fri 10/25
nonstop
SFONYC
Mon 11/4
nonstop
$227
Major Airlines
NYCSFO
Fri 9/13
nonstop
SFONYC
Tue 9/24
nonstop
$227
Alaska
NYCSFO
Fri 9/13
nonstop
SFONYC
Tue 9/24
nonstop
$229
Frontier
NYCSFO
Tue 9/10
1 stop
SFONYC
Sat 9/14
1 stop
$229
United
NYCSFO
Fri 9/13
nonstop
SFONYC
Tue 9/24
nonstop
$231
JetBlue
NYCSFO
Tue 9/17
nonstop
SFONYC
Wed 9/18
nonstop
$237

How Much is a Flight from New York City to San Francisco?

We have collected flight cost data from across the web for travel from New York City to San Francisco, and have found the average flight price for this trip to be $228.

Where To Buy Cheap Flights from New York City to San Francisco?

The best way to find a great deal on airfare is to search multiple sites. When you run a search on FareCompare, we search multiple sites and fare sources all at once so you don't have to - which is why we think FareCompare is the best place to find cheap tickets. Airlines can adjust prices for tickets from New York City to San Francisco based on the day and time that you decide to book your flight. We have collected data from all airlines, and have found that Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays are often the best days to book flights. If you'd like to learn more, read our article about the best time to buy airline tickets.

How far in advance should I book tickets from New York City to San Francisco?

The chart below shows up-to-date information regarding how far in advance to book your flight from New York City to San Francisco.

Non Stop versus Connecting
Advanced PurchaseNon StopConnecting
< 7 days $350 $284
7-14 days $259 $268
14-21 days $227 $229
21-30 days $227 $236
30-60 days $227 $229
60-90 days $227 $235
90+ days $229 $242

Cheapest Day To Fly from New York City to San Francisco

We've examined 57,595,778,181 itinerary searches that we've seen for departures in the next 90 days and found that the cheapest day to fly from New York City to San Francisco is Monday. See the chart below to compare prices for other days of the week.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
$227$227$227$227$227$227$229

Compare Flight Prices from New York City to San Francisco by Month

Low priced flights are most commonly available by purchasing between one and three months in advance. International or holiday flights may need to be purchased even further in advance. The chart below shows the cheapest flight prices by month for New York City to San Francisco flights.

Month Origin Destination Carrier Depart Date Return Date Stops Price
August New York City San Francisco American 8/30/19 9/10/19 1 $284
September New York City San Francisco American 9/18/19 9/24/19 0 $227
October New York City San Francisco American 10/18/19 10/22/19 0 $227
November New York City San Francisco American 11/1/19 11/5/19 0 $227
December New York City San Francisco American 12/4/19 12/7/19 0 $247
January New York City San Francisco American 1/10/20 1/11/20 1 $242
February New York City San Francisco Major Airlines 2/5/20 2/12/20 0 $247
March New York City San Francisco American 3/1/20 3/5/20 0 $252

Cheap Last Minute Flights from New York City to San Francisco

Looking for cheap last minute flights or a weekend getaway? We've got you covered with weekend flight deals from New York City to San Francisco. The chart below shows the best last minute deals and cheap flights this weekend we could find.

Next 30 Days

SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
25 26 27 28 29 30 31
$397
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
$397 $284
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
$284 $231
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
$231 $237
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
$237 $231
29 30 1 2 3 4 5
$231

Connecting Flights vs Direct Flights from New York City to San Francisco

Flights between some cities may be significantly cheaper if you choose a multi-stop airline ticket. Although these connecting flights sacrifice some convenience, on average, travelers save 20%-60% when they choose to fly multi-stop versus a direct flight.

The average price for connecting flights from New York City to San Francisco is $252.

The average price for direct flights from New York City to San Francisco is $253.

The chart below shows up to date information regarding non-stop flights from New York City to San Francisco.

Weekly Direct Flights from New York City to San Francisco - By Carrier
CarrierMonTueWedThuFriSatSunEarliest FlightLatest Flight
American 5 5 5 5 5 3 5 02:00 16:15
Alaska 4 3 4 4 4 4 4 02:45 11:55
JetBlue 6 6 6 6 6 4 6 01:48 16:49
Major Airlines 7 7 7 7 7 4 7 02:00 13:50

One Way Flights vs Round Trip Flights from New York City to San Francisco

We have found that there is often no price difference between buying a round trip flight versus a one way flight. Increased flexibility is the main benefit when it comes to buying a one way flight from New York City to San Francisco. However, booking a round trip flight can be a simpler process. You can compare round trip and one way flights by using our flight comparison.

The average price for one way flights from New York City to San Francisco is $123.

The average price for round trip flights from New York City to San Francisco is $246.

New York City to San Francisco Flight Questions

Below are some common questions that asked about this flight route:

Question: How long is the flight from New York City to San Francisco?
Answer: The average New York City to San Francisco flight time is 6 hours and 31 minutes.
Question: How far is San Francisco from New York City?
Answer: The distance from New York City to San Francisco is 2,579 miles (4,150 kilometers).
Question: How common are direct flights from New York City to San Francisco?
Answer: There are 146 direct flights from New York City to San Francisco.
Question: What are the most popular New York City airlines for direct flights from New York City to San Francisco?
Answer: Major Airlines provides 31% of the non-stop flights between New York City and San Francisco.
Question: What are the most popular connecting cities when flying from New York City to San Francisco?
Answer: Los Angeles, CA

Airlines in New York City flying to San Francisco Last modified: Aug 24, 2019 2:24 -04:00Number of routes searched: 901Number of itineraries searched: 14,654,660

Wondering which airlines fly out of New York City to San Francisco? We've gathered the average price of New York City airlines with flights to San Francisco. Different airlines offer different levels of comfort and service, so consider convenience when choosing your airline.

Below is the full flight schedule summary showing which days of the week individual carriers offer flights for the next 30 days.

New York City to San Francisco
Airline Connections Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
American -
Alaska -
JetBlue -
Major Airlines -
United -
American DFW
American PHX
American CLT
American MIA
Air India DEL
Alaska PDX
Alaska SEA
Alaska LAX
Alaska SAN
JetBlue BOS
JetBlue FLL
JetBlue LGB
EVA Air TPE
China Airlines TPE
Major Airlines ATL
Major Airlines SLC
Major Airlines CVG
Major Airlines DTW
Emirates DXB
Frontier DEN
Hawaiian HNL
Sun Country MSP
United ANC
United ATL
United AUS
United BNA

New York City to San Francisco Airports

These are the major commercial airports we're currently monitoring in New York City and San Francisco. If your route includes a city with multiple airports, you may be able to find substantial savings by choosing an alternate airport.

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